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Is there financial assistance available to help pay for quality child care in South Carolina?

The need for affordable child care is one of the greatest challenges facing our nation. For South Carolinians, the good news is you may be eligible for financial assistance to help pay for child care over a certain time. Thanks to changes in federal funding, this temporary financial support is available to more families, including middle-income families, now than it ever has been before. The best part is parents can choose from an extensive list of ABC Quality monitored providers, ensuring their children experience a child care facility and environment best suited for them.

By ABC Quality Team on September 16, 2021

What are some water safety tips to keep my kids safe?

As temperatures warm and parents and caregivers head to pools, beaches, lakes, and rivers with children, it’s important to keep water safety top of mind. While poolside entertainment is great fun for the summer months, it doesn’t come without risk.

By ABC Quality Team on September 7, 2021

How much does exercise does my child need?

Regular exercise is one of the most important things a child can do to get a healthy and productive start in life. Exercise not only helps a child improve their overall fitness, but it can also help a child increase their concentration, improve academic scores, encourage their self-esteem, and build stronger bones, muscles, and heart.

By ABC Quality Team on August 31, 2021

What are some tips for families returning to child care post-pandemic?

As many families’ head back to in-person work in the wake of COVID-19, many children will also head back to their pre-pandemic child care programs and routines. Change in routine and schedule is hard on most people, but can be especially so for young children.

By ABC Quality Team on August 20, 2021

What COVID-19 safety protocols should my child care provider have in place?

As we move through the summer, many families are in the process of enrolling (or re-enrolling) in early education or child care programs for the fall of 2021. For many, this is happening following a year at home weathering the COVID-19 pandemic, and parents and caregivers likely have new concerns and questions as they begin their search for the right program.

By ABC Quality Team on August 20, 2021